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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Repainting A Jumbo Jet

My Dad worked for Piedmont Airlines/US Airways for over 20 years, and this was one of his jobs for a few of those years. Not a small job as you can see.

HT: Hip and Thigh
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Focus Conference 2009-Day 2

Breakfast 7:15am - 8:15am

Third Session Peter Hubbard

A God Glorifying Mission - 1 Peter 2:9-12

Understanding Our Calling
1. Identity - Who are we?
-We are the people of God
a. a new identity
b. a plural identity
c. a distinct identity
2. Mission - What do we do?
-We are to make disciples of Jesus
3. Purpose - Why do we do it?
-We are to glorify God

Fourth Session Rick Holland

Jonathan Edwards: A Life Of No Regrets - Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8

Resolution #2 - "Resolved, to be continually endeavoring to find out some new contrivance and invention to promote the aforementioned things."

Pastor Rick gave a little background on King Solomon.

Resolution #17 - "Resolved, that I will live so, as I shall wish I had done when I come to die."

We Should Resolve to Redeem (enjoy) the Prime of our Life.
Life is described in verse 7 as sweet and good.
In verse 9 God commands us to love life and enjoy it.
There is a BUT though in that verse.

"Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things."

You need to pursue your desires within the boundaries God has set up.

Resolution #52 - "I frequently hear persons in old age, say how they would live, if they were to live their lives over again: Resolved, that I will live just so as I can think I shall wish I had done, supposing I live to old age."

Resolution #9 - "Resolved, to think much on all occasions of my own dying, and of the common circumstances which attend death."

Skiing At Ski Beech

Beech Mountain Resort

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Focus Conference 2009-Day 1

What a great first day of the Focus Conference. Lifeway's Ridgecrest Conference Center is a perfect place to meet and the people have been more than helpful. So far we have had great times of worship through song and sessions from Rick Holland and Peter Hubbard. We also had a Shane and Shane Concert, which was an amazing time of music that exalted Christ.

The First Session

The first session Rick Holland preached a message entitled Sinners In The Pierced Hands Of An Angry God. He used Jonathan Edwards famous message as a bridge to his messege today. Romans 5:6-11 was today's text. After an introduction of some background on Edward's famous message, Pastor Rick asked this question-What is so great about the Gospel?

He gave us five reasons why the Gospel is Great.

1. The Gospel satisfies the greatest need. (v.6)
2. The Gospel demonstrates the greatest love. (v.7-8
"The Cross is Amazing. Are you Amazed?"
3. The Gospel extinguishes the greatest threat. (v.9)
We are saved from the wrath of God.
4. The Gospel mediates the greatest conflict. (v. 10)
It is between us and God.
5. The Gospel provokes the greatest response. (v. 11)
exult-overwhelming emotion

"And now you have an extraordinary opportunity, a day wherein Christ has thrown the door of mercy wide open, and stands in calling and crying with a loud voice to poor sinners; a day wherein many are flocking to him, and pressing into the kingdom of God. Many are daily coming from the east, west, north and south; many that were very lately in the same miserable condition that you are in, are now in a happy state, with their hearts filled with love to him who has loved them, and washed them from their sins in his own blood, and rejoicing in hope of the glory of God. How awful is it to be left behind at such a day! To see so many others feasting, while you are pining and perishing! To see so many rejoicing and singing for joy of heart, while you have cause to mourn for sorrow of heart, and howl for vexation of spirit! How can you rest one moment in such a condition? Are not your souls as precious as the souls of the people atSuffield, where they are flocking from day to day to Christ?" Jonathan Edwards-Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God

The Second Session

The second session Peter Hubbard preached on Funneling Glory. Using Proverbs 25:27 as his text. In his introduction he talked about the All About Me syndrome! He showed a comedians video as an example of this problem.

What is glory? Hebrew word meaning heaviness, weightiness, and significant
Romans 1:18-23
How do we stop funneling glory?
1. Open your heart to the gospel 1 Cor. 1:26-31
2. Open your eyes to God's glory Ps. 19:1; 1 Cor. 10:31
3. Open your mouth to speak grace Eph 4:29

Shane and Shane Concert

Thursday, February 5, 2009